Congratulations to the recipients of 2013 Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group grants!

(click the link in the grantee’s name to see their website!)

Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter, $11,000 to support a Northern Caregiver Conference designed to educate and empower caregivers and family members caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s.

Amigos del Valle $15,000 to provide in-home services, including transportation, information and referrals, to seniors who earn low incomes, wish to remain independent in their homes and live in a 20-mile radius of Española.

Boys & Girls Club del Norte $15,000 to implement Triple Play and Health Habits, which shows youth in Abiquiú, Chimayo and Española how eating smart, keeping fit and forming positive relationships adds up to a healthy lifestyle.

Breath of My Heart Birthplace $15,000 to increase access to culturally appropriate prenatal care and improve maternal-child health outcomes at a clinic and birth center in Española serving the city and surrounding communities.

Cancer Foundation for New Mexico $15,000 to develop a communications plan that increases awareness among county service providers about support services for individuals seeking cancer treatment in Santa Fe.

Family Strengths Network $6,800 to support We Help Ourselves and Healthy Relationships program, which empowers students in the Los Alamos Public School by teaching safety and personal advocacy skills.

Family YMCA $15,000 to support the Española YMCA Teen Center Health and Education Outreach Project, which provides education, intervention, prevention and health outreach programs for youth in the Española Valley.

Inside Out $10,000 to help peer counselors provide free relapse prevention tools and behavioral-health care services to uninsured youth and adults recovering from substance abuse in Rio Arriba, Los Alamos and northern Santa Fe counties.

Los Alamos Council on Cancer $10,000 to provide community awareness and educational and outreach services, including support groups, speaker programs and a cancer resource center, for cancer patients, caregivers and family members.

Los Alamos Family Council $15,000 to address gaps in care for residents of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe counties who need emergency teen suicide intervention or services to address substance abuse or domestic violence.

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. $2,200 to educate and certify as trainers all of its nursing staff in end-of-life care so they can provide care and train other nurses in the community how to care for people who have a terminal illness.

New Mexico Acequia Association $15,000 to connect low-income Hispanic youth and families in the rural communities of Abiquiú, Alcalde, Chimayo and Española with the resources needed to grow healthy, traditional foods.

 


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